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Evolution of Leather Goods: Before and After Pictures

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Finally got around to breaking out the camera. Belt is about 9 months old, with less months of actual wear. Made on Jan 22nd 2010. Click picture for full size.

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great patina, ihbw

TFH Wallet, apprx. 11 months

Tanner coasters, a lot of drinks

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Can someone provide me a picture of an aged Tanner Natural leather item compared to a Tan one?

I like how the Natural gets real dark brown, but I'm not sure how the Tan one turns out. Thanks.

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Any recommendation for a thick, sturdy bi-fold wallet? I bought one from Leather Goods Connection a few months ago, and while it is a nice wallet, but it's begun to lose it's shape and really "bulge" in the middle. It's uncomfortable to sit on and leaves less-than-ideal fade in my jeans (I know, right). I don't want to spend more than 200 dollars.

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i have a black mid length kawatakos

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Definitely great petina, Beatle!

Been using my own denim+leather long wallet for a awhile, and made another one for a project. Also took some pics to comparing darken leather.

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for belt, wallet, and patches...Obenauf's leather oil or leather protectant??

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Some shots of my Red Moon wallet that I got off another user about a year back. Treated with Obenaufs a few times...

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opened up a package from corter yesterday, sorry for the grainy iphone pic

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Ordered these the other day.M1938RidingGloves.jpg

Thought they were coming from Salinas CA. These gloves are leaving a very nice carbon footprint all the way from UAE.

Will post pictures when they arrive.

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obbigood that leather work is amazing, you have anymore pics of stuff you've done?

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pics of my Tanner belt I don't remember how old it is... but it's getting up there.

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Saddle soap can't stain leather, can it? I applied some to the lighter inside of a used wallet and the soap didn't really spread around, leaving dark spot where the soap was. It's been like this for about an hour and a half.

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tanner goods natural billfold, had it since xmas used every day, no tanning no oil no nothing, just a ton of indigo and oils from my hands and what not, love the patina it's developed...

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...just picked this up for something different from our man Zissou, amazing craftsmanship, looking forward to some evo

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hard to believe the tg was the same color as the zissou piece!

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morse9443 stopped by today and I grabbed a picture of his wallet, I think it's over two years at this point.

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Riveted another D ring onto my belt. I know this is small, but you can see how the original one has aged compared to the new one.

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It's around 18oz, 3/5" thick. Hides that thick are never totally even all the way through, that one I remember as cutting a bunch of normal belts then 3 strips at the end that were a bit thicker than anything I'd seen before

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i was taking pictures cause my wallet broke so i figured i would post some full shots of the wallet in this thread. i need help trying to fix it if possible

i dont know if i lost a piece or what but the reign doesnt stay attached to the wallet because the loop piece came undone from. hope the pics make more sense than my description...

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KC leather wallet 3+ years

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Spent the last few weeks slowly reading through this whole thread; time to start contributing. Weather hasn't been good enough to take pictures lately, so I'll start with some I took a few days ago as 'befores'.

Briefcase I thrifted for $6. Used, so not technically a before, but before for me.

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Buffalo leather satchel, hand-stitched by artisan in Central Asia (bought through a fair trade merchant). Hasn't seen much wear because I never got around to punching new holes in the strap to make it short enough for me, but I think it's going to age really nicely.

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